|A small bit of trivia: It may not appear like it on the image here, but the cover art is actually quite fancy. It's made from paper with glitter in it. Another bit of trivia is that on the CD itself (which has a very professional print on it, by the way), has the words "PLAY FUCKING LOUD!" on it. I couldn't agree more. |
'The Seed' consists of one 19 minute and 59 second long track of doom/drone. The heavy, but yet a tad lively riffage is very similar to that of Pelican's soundscapes. I'm tempted to believe that these guys are also trying to achieve such soundscapes. Although the music here doesn't paint its images as clearly as Pelican's debut, it could be interpreted from the image of a cornfield on the cover and the demo's name, that it is indeed a seed growing into full blossom. Unless it's all a metaphor of something else, like life perhaps?
While this demo still stands in the shadow of other very similar bands in the genre, it also shows some potential. The musical quality is generally quite high, so with more originality or perhaps catchier melodies, they might still make it far.
1. The Seed
Duration : Approx. 20 minutes
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